Born to Play?

At least two companies have begun selling tests that claim to help determine if a child is genetically programmed to play a certain sport, says The Washington Post's Rob Stein. The companies say their tests can set children on a course to playing a sport for which they have "innate skills" and could get scholarships, Stein adds.

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York University researchers find genomic evidence of inbreeding in the yellow-banded bumblebee, according to Reuters.

In its survey of US adults, the Pew Research Center finds that views on the genetic engineering of animals depend on why it's done.

The Scientist reports agricultural researchers are working on a gene-stacking tool.

In Nature this week: statistical method for overcoming case-control imbalance issues, and more.